If Beale Street Could Talk

Screening Dates:
Fri 22 February 6:15pm
Sat 23 February 2:30pm
Sat 23 February 9:00pm
Sun 24 February 4:45pm
Mon 25 February 9:00pm
Tue 26 February 6:15pm
Wed 27 February 2:30pm
Wed 27 February 8:30pm
Thu 28 February 6:15pm

Director: Barry Jenkins
Cast: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King

The screening on Wed 27 February at 2.30pm is Silver Screen – our weekly matinees aimed at ages 60 and over with tickets at £7. Under-60s are welcome at these screenings, standard ticket prices apply. Silver Screen is proudly sponsored by Hawthorns Retirement Living.

Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne) and directed by Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, If Beale Street Could Talk honors the author, James Baldwin‘s, prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure.


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